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Testicular Cancer Program (Germ Cell Tumors)

Germ cell tumors include most kinds of testicular cancer as well as extragonadal germ cell tumors.

These are relatively rare tumors. If managed early and correctly, these cancers may be curable in about 90 percent of patients.

Through our Rare Tumor Clinic, UC San Diego Health offers highly specialized care for these tumors, including therapy by medical oncologists and surgeons who have extensive experience with these tumors and work closely to give the best treatment to each patient. These tumors often require complex surgeries. Our surgical oncologists are highly experienced with the extensive vascular repair required.

For patients with advanced or recurring disease, we have extensive experience with high-dose chemotherapy, including the use of stem cell support.

Our Testicular Cancer Program Team

  • Aditya Bagrodia, MD, FACS, is the team co-leader for genitourinary oncology at UC San Diego Health's Moores Cancer Center. He specializes in testicular cancer and other urologic malignancies. He has focused his clinical and research interests on understanding molecular attributes of germ cell tumors.
  • Fred Millard, MD, is the founder of the genitourinary oncology team. He is a medical oncologist with nearly 30 years of experience. He specializes in testicular cancer and other germ cell tumors.
  • Christopher Kane, MD, the dean of clinical affairs at UC San Diego School of Medicine, is internationally recognized for his expertise with germ cell and similar tumors.

Our experience and team approach allow us to deliver the best treatment plan for each patient. Each patient's case can also be discussed in depth at the Molecular Tumor Board, where our medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists and expert scientists can devise a personalized treatment plan.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 858-822-6187.

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